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Captian Francesco Schettino arrives for his trial, in Grosseto, Italy, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The trial of the captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun in a theater converted into a courtroom in Tuscany to accommodate all the survivors and relatives of the 32 victims who want to see justice carried out in the 2012 tragedy. The sole defendant, Schettino, made no comment to reporters as he arrived for his trial on charges of multiple manslaughter, abandoning ship and causing the shipwreck near the island of Giglio. His lawyer, Domenico Pepe, told reporters that, as expected, the judge was postponing the hearing though due to an eight-day nationwide lawyers' strike. Schettino has denied wrongdoing.

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Captian Francesco Schettino arrives for his trial, in Grosseto, Italy, on Tuesday. The trial of the captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun in a theatre converted into a courtroom in Tuscany to accommodate all the survivors and relatives of the 32 victims, who want to see justice carried out for the 2012 tragedy. The sole defendant, Capt Schettino, made no comment to reporters as he arrived at court on charges of multiple manslaughter, abandoning ship and causing the shipwreck near the island of Giglio. Domenico Pepe, his lawyer, told reporters that the judge was postponing the hearing due to an eight-day nationwide lawyers’ strike. Capt Schettino has denied wrongdoing